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BURBANK, CA, NOVEMBER 2, 2011Anton/Bauer®, a brand of The Vitec Group, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, will feature its latest suite of advanced power solutions for content creators at the Createasphere Entertainment Technology Expo (Booth 509). Building on the company’s commitment to providing appropriate power solutions for specific production applications, Anton/Bauer will showcase the new MATRIX Cheese Plate, QRC-EPIC for the RED EPIC digital cinema camera, QBH-HD Quad Battery Holder and DIONIC® HCX High-Current Battery.

The annual Createasphere Entertainment Technology Expo brings together media experts and technical innovators for two days of discussions and knowledge sharing that will help shape the future of the industry. A show floor with hundreds of exhibitors, including Anton/Bauer, brings the technology to life with hands-on access to explore the latest innovations.

The MATRIX Cheese Plate is a new mounting plate that can be used with the company’s Gold Mount® Solutions. It mounts directly on 15-mm or 19-mm rod systems, to allow for easy mounting of a variety of Gold Mounts including the QRC-EPIC. The QRC-EPIC is the proper Gold Mount to power the RED EPIC camera and features three outputs—a hard-wired cabled six-pin LEMO connector for power as well as two PowerTap® connectors for accessories. anton_bauer_matrix_cheese_plate.jpg

Anton/Bauer’s Gold Mount solutions create the most secure battery connection in the industry, providing seamless power and future compatibility. In addition, the company’s Gold Mount solutions can be used on support rigs such as Cinevate, Shape, Redrock Micro and Genus, among others, and in some cases, a pouch.

Alongside Anton/Bauer’s MATRIX Cheese Plate mounting solutions will be the DIONIC HCX, the company’s latest addition to its successful high-current DIONIC series. Working closely with top cell manufacturers, Anton/Bauer developed the DIONIC HCX to incorporate a honey comb cell pack design for Li-Ion cell safety, performance integrity and high current draws of up to 10 amps. Offering a 124-watt-hour battery capacity and a unique motion detection sensor, the DIONIC HCX will automatically go into “sleep mode” after a two-day period without a load, significantly reducing self-discharge and allowing extended storage and battery life with nearly zero capacity loss. To “awaken” the battery users need only to move the battery or attach it to a device. The DIONIC HCX is perfect for crews traveling on-location, as up to two batteries attached to a device per passenger can be carried onboard*.

To provide precise run-time data for added confidence, the DIONIC HCX has an enhanced LCD RealTime® fuel gauge has been incorporated to display up to nine hours of run-time (under low power load conditions) using a seven-segment display enclosed by four circular arcs that indicate 15-minute time intervals.

Also onsite will be the QBH-HD, a dual voltage accessory that bridges the video and film worlds. Using four of the same Logic Series® Batteries, the QBH-HD simultaneously outputs both 14.4 volts via three 4-pin XLRs and 28.8 volts using one single 2-pin Amphenol output. The 28-volt output can handle HMI lighting and most film cameras. In production environments where extended run-times and high-current draws up to 10 amps are required, the QBH-HD is an ideal Gold Mount holder.

*For more information about Li-Ion travel, refer to www.antonbauer.com.

About Anton/Bauer

Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and a premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount® system, InterActive® chargers and Logic Series® batteries such as the HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC® 90, 160, HC and HCX. Their products are compatible with virtually every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight®, ElipZ®, ElightZ®, CINE VCLX and CINE VCLX/2. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group

Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2010 revenue of £309 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services. Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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